American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2401 (Union) and United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Agency)

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63 FLRA No. 66

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 2401
(Union)

and

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
MEDICAL CENTER
(Agency)

0-AR-4458

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DECISION

March 25, 2009

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Before the Authority:
Carol Waller Pope, Acting Chairman and
Thomas M. Beck, Member

      This matter is before the Authority on an exception to an award of Arbitrator Edna E.J. Francis filed by the Union under § 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Regulations. The Agency filed an opposition to the Union's exception. [n*] 

      Under § 7122(a) of the Statute, an award is deficient if it is contrary to any law, rule, or regulation, or it is deficient on other grounds similar to those applied by federal courts in private sector labor-management relations. Upon careful consideration of the entire record in this case and Authority precedent, the Authority concludes that the award is not deficient on the ground raised in the exception and set forth in § 7122(a). See United States Dep't of Labor (OSHA), 34